Hillary Clinton was told Angela Merkel is against 'Obama phenomenon'


Final batch of emails from Clinton’s time as secretary of state reveal top adviser warned that the German Chancellor disliked ‘atmospherics’ around then newly elected president

Hillary Clinton was informed that German chancellor Angela Merkel is hostile to the “Obama phenomenon” and finds it “contrary to her whole idea of politics”, according to a newly released batch of emails from her time as secretary of state.

Sidney Blumenthal, a former White House official and close confidante of the Clintons, sent her a memo on 30 September 2009 about Germany’s new foreign minister that contained pungent observations from John Kornblum, a former American ambassador to Germany.

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